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Four Common Issues in Military Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Couples who are members of the armed forces deal with different – and in some cases, more challenging – issues than civilian couples face. Frequent moving, extended time apart, and the stress of worrying about a partner overseas can all take a toll on the marriage. Military divorce is unfortunately common and while subject… Read More »


Checklists for Florida Child Time-Sharing

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For parents, the physical and emotional well being of their children is top priority. When going through child time-sharing proceedings, it is only natural to feel stressed about the potential outcome and concerned over the impact any agreements made could have on your child. Creating a checklist in advance of these proceedings can help… Read More »


When to Make Changes to Your Prenuptial Agreement

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

For engaged couples, a premarital agreement can provide both a level of protection and of security. In addition to specifying how property and assets will be divided in the event the marriage ends, it allows for a full disclosure regarding both party’s finances and spending habits while addressing important estate planning issues. The agreement… Read More »


Get the Support You Need to Recover From Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Going through a divorce can be emotionally gut wrenching. After years of building a life together with your spouse, you now are facing the prospect of going it alone. In addition to this emotional toll, divorce can significantly impact practical matters, including how you raise your children and your own financial security.  Having a… Read More »


Dealing with Adult Children When Getting a Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

When a couple gets divorced, it has a significant impact on other family members. This is particularly true with children, even if they are adults. Just because your kids are no longer dependent on you or living in your home, they will still experience impacts that can put a strain on your relationship with… Read More »


Hidden Information in Tax Returns Could Impact Your Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Tax season can be a hectic and stressful time of year, particularly for people who are already struggling with marital issues. While you may have previously delegated the task of preparing your taxes to your spouse, if you are going through the breakup of your marriage or a separation you will want to be… Read More »


Parental Alienation: When Parents Try to Turn Their Children Against Each Other

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Child time-sharing cases are among the most contested in the Florida family courts. While many people are able to put their personal feelings aside for the sake of the child’s best interests, there are some parents who attempt to use their influence over the child as a weapon against the other party. This is… Read More »


Five Resolutions If You Are Considering A Divorce

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

A divorce can provide you with a fresh start after years of dealing with an unhappy marriage. However, it also represents major changes in every area of your life. While it is natural to be somewhat intimidated by the prospect, there are steps you can take to better empower yourself. Consider making one or… Read More »


Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for You?

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

In contested divorce cases, disagreements over money, property, and children can get ugly and proceedings can drag on long months or even years. This process costs both parties involved time and money, but there are situations where it can not be avoided. However, as Florida is a no-fault divorce state, you do have the… Read More »


Considering Remarriage? Four Issues You Need to Address

By Vanessa L. Prieto |

Just because your first or even second marriage did not work out, it does not mean love is not in the cards. People fall in love again at any age and find themselves ready to take another stroll down the aisle. While this can be a wonderful, happy occasion for all your family and… Read More »